anniversary session

shelby + justin / dead horse point portraits

dead horse point anniversary session

i absolutely love cloudy, moody days in the desert for couples sessions. i think it adds a sort of depth you can't really get when the sun is sitting high up in a bright blue sky. shelby contacted me last year about capturing some portraits of she and her husband for their trip out to moab to celebrate their anniversary. any time i get an inquiry for a session in the off-season i'm stoked (less crowds!), so i was really excited to hear that they'd be making their way out to the desert from arkansas in february. 

we met up at dead horse about an hour before sunset and there was hardly anyone there. we chatted about travel and the desert, and about dogs, of course. these two have two pups really similar to ours so there was a lot of sharing of iphone puppy photos. shelby & justin are so obviously made for each other, they were really comfortable being in front of the camera, and definitely knew how to make each other smile. if i ever make it out your way, you can count on me swinging by to meet your pups, and spend more time with you two of course!

i also wanted to include some really kind words shelby sent to me in an e-mail after they received their gallery. this meant so much more knowing that they have their photos taken together often, at least once a year:

"These are incredible!! Justin and I both agreed that was the best photography experience we have ever had!!"

thank you, and happy (really belated) anniversary!

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dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer
dead horse point moab utah engagement photographer

lori + matt / grand canyon anniversary photos

grand canyon national park anniversary adventure session

grand canyon anniversary photos

i have no idea what happened this year. how is it december already?! i've completely fallen behind at sharing photos here on my blog (sorry!), so now that it's winter and the days are much shorter, i'm finally going to update this page with all of the amazing couples i got to spend time with this season. stay tuned!

as soon as i met lori in the parking lot of the north rim of the grand canyon, i knew we were going to be fast friends. actually, i think as soon as we started chatting over e-mail we both knew we were going to be amigas. she showed up with a gorgeous glowing smile, a stunning turquoise necklace, and she and her husband, matt, were both wearing chacos. yep. my people.

we spent the evening getting to know each other, chatting business (lori is a badass boss lady, she owns a pilates studio in north carolina), travel, and adventure. sometimes you only have to spend a few moments with a couple to know just how genuine their love truly is, and that was certainly the case with lori and matt. their laughter was contagious, and we had so much fun roaming around the edge of the grandest canyon together. if that wasn't enough, we ended the session with ice cold beers and by far the most beautiful sunset any of us had ever seen (i think one of us cried, was it me, lori?). you have to look through all of these, especially get to the ones at the very end! i love my job. and i only wish i could have spent more time with these two lovebirds. thank you both.  

p.s. can someone else please meet me at the grand canyon for photos?! i want to go back!

 

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